Do you agree that because you read a lot, that means you have no life?| Discussion

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Where did idea came from??

I have been toying with this idea for a long time. Lot of non-readers think that because you read, it means you have no life…? Well, do they mean that they don’t the time to read because they prefer doing other things that are considered as having-a-life?

What do I think??

Well, like the saying goes: a person who reads lived a hundred lives whereas a someone who doesn’t has only one. Honestly I love reading (duh) and I don’t think that I’m “wasting” my life or time doing the thing that I love. Others might want to do other things than reading but I don’t.

And yes, maybe we are not the kids that always go to parties and everything but that’s because we prefer diving in the story and probably living something far better through a book. I really don’t understand why people say that you have no life if you read… They don’t realize that for me, it’s the kind of life I want to live in.

I know this was a short discussion, but right now I’m really busy with school and all. I want to also apologize that I’m not posting regularly anymore. Hopefully, next week I could start again🙂

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What I think about rating/reviewing a book that you haven’t read?| Discussion

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Today, I’m going to be discussing about an “issue” that has been bothering me for a while.

Is it good to be reviewing or rating a book that you haven’t read?

 

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I was going to write a review for today, but as I was scrolling through my feeds, I noticed that a lot of people are hating on Empire of Storms, which is going to be released in a few days. Basically, some people have been spoiled and are already rating and reviewing the book (most of them aren’t really good).

I’m not going to talk further more about the Sarah J. Maas “issue” (if you can call that an issue), but I had to mention it since it inspired me to write this discussion post. If you want to talk about your thoughts surrounding Empire of Storms, feel free to comment below (don’t forget to warn some people if there are spoilers). Without further ado, let’s start the discussion:

 

What are my thoughts on this subject?

I want to start by saying that I have no problem with people telling the world about their opinion, even when it is a negative review about I book I loved. Honestly, that’s what I loved about the bookish community, but lately I noticed that some people are reviewing and rating books that they haven’t even read and that isn’t even out yet.

“Reviewing” (if it is even called reviewing since you haven’t read the book) and rating a book based on spoilers or other people’s thoughts is not something I approve of. And I’m not only talking about the 1 star ratings, I’m also talking about the 5 star ratings. See, the thing is even if you love a book series and you are 99.99% sure that you will give the next book a 5 star, it still isn’t a constructive review because you still haven’t read the book. But in my opinion, it is better than rating it 1-star based on spoilers because the person who rated it 5 stars will absolutely read the book afterwards and review properly whereas the one who poorly rated it without reading the book will more likely not read it and leave a non-constructive review.

Rating a book that you haven’t read makes absolutely no sense to me, except if you only want to harm the author. If it is the case, it is personal and you shouldn’t put their career on the line because that would be very immature.

Things you should/shouldn’t do before a release: (except if you read an ARC)

If you’re excited, write about how excited you are about the book, but do not rate the book yet since you haven’t read the book yet.

If you hate the book series and plan on not reading the book, do not review or rate it based on spoilers. Thank you.


 

I want to finish this post by clarifying that I am not saying that I do not like to hear different opinions than I about a book, but that it is very immature to rate a book that you haven’t read. I like reading reviews with different opinions than I, but not when they are based on only spoilers they heard and when they didn’t actually read the book.

And if you rate books 5 stars before reading them, I did not mean to offend you, but if you would like the haters to stop then you should also do the same. By that, I mean you should not rate the book 5-stars if you don’t want them to rate it 1-star. By rating it in advance, you give them the opportunity to rate it too.

What do you think? Tell me in the comments.

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Is the bookish community important?| Discussion post!

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Today I’m going to be discussing about the book community. I decided to talk about this topic because I feel like to some people, it feels like people who love to read are a joke/unimportant. Has it ever happened to you that some people say that “the bookish community” is just something irrelevant? Sometimes, it feels that way.

Is the bookish community important?

Being an avid reader, of course I’m going to say yes. It is 100% important to me because not only books, but also my book friends has been with me since the beginning of my blog journey. Honestly, I would not know what would I do without them. I would just feel so empty and would not even know what I want to do with myself in the future if it weren’t for them. I’m not saying that I know exactly what I want to do in the future but because of books and the people that support me, I have a direction in which to go. And for that, I am forever thankful, which is why sometimes it frustrates me how some people think that books are not important.

Some people think that because a book is YA and not non-fiction, it is less important, which is not true at all. Books in general are important because even the YA book is going to teach you something at the end. There’s always going to be a message at the end of a book and calling it “not important” makes you look like a fool. Okay, I’m kind of off-course of the topic here so this is a post for another time.

Now back to the question! When I’m talking about the bookish community, I’m talking about book blogs and booktube. They are the widest source of our community and I often find people thinking that the videos or that the posts are irrelevant to life in general or that it is a joke. Here to the people who think that:

It might not be relevant or important to you because you have no interest whatsoever in books, but trashing or thinking that it is irrelevant to everyone is really offensive. It isn’t important to you, but for others, it is something that they can count on and even something they can call a second family. And yes, watching those videos or reading those posts are probably not going to tell you how you’re going to be able to change a tire or something like that, but it is here for entertainment! That’s right, it’s entertaining to book lovers because we can relate, fangirl and talk about the best parts of a book that we loved.

And that’s my discussion post! I’m sorry if this post was just all over the place, but it has been such a long time that I didn’t write a discussion post. I hope I get better at it!

What do you think? Tell me in the comments

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YA fantasy or YA contemporary? | Discussion

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Hello book lovers! Today, I wanted to do a book discussion, so I’m doing it since I have some free time. The topic is “Do you prefer YA contemporary or YA adult?”

I got the idea of doing this post when I was looking through my ratings on Goodreads, I realized that there was a difference between my ratings of contemporaries and fantasies. So I kept wondering if I liked this genre more or less…. Continue reading

Judging a book by its cover?| Discussion

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This is the first discussion post that I am writing; I’m so excited! 😀

Ok so the question is: Do you judge a book by its cover?

The question first came to my mind when my friend told me that she bought a book that she wanted to read because the cover is gorgeous. As soon as I heard the word ‘book’, I started getting very excited and started asking a lot of questions about it. Like for example, what’s the title, what genre it is or what is it about? Here is what she told me: “I honestly don’t know what it’s about. I just found the cover super gorgeous and I just had to buy it!!!”. Continue reading